A pop music radio show for people who already know plenty about pop music, hosted by Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber and heard every Friday night from 10:30 to midnight on KFAI-FM, 90.3 FM Minneapolis, 106.7 FM St. Paul, and KFAI.org.
September 3, 2007
Summer of Pain!
The much anticipated "Summer of Pain" show certainly did not disappoint. In addition to Crap From The Past classics like Giggles "Love Letter" and Louis "Last Night I Was Cryin', we were introduced to several new entries that had not been on CFTP previously. These new entries included everything from the campy "Pistol Packin' Mama" from Jenny Lee and the Entertainers, the morbidly humorous "Song of Watts" from John G. Kroft, and an incoherent redition of "Mack the Knife" from Jeff Gray, all of which came through very well. However, the champion of the night was from EBN-OZN (a group that amazingly hit the Top 40 in the early 1980s with another song "Aeiou and sometimes Y"), an absolutely mind numbing and ear-splitting version of "Rockin' Robin". "Rockin' Robin" was on par with almost anything played on Crap From the Past previously, including the infamous Eurythmics Megamix from January 2004. I had the misfortune of listening to that part of the show while still in my car and the stereo on loud. I almost drove into a tree.
The show was great and I hope that they follow it up well in the future.